Northern Lights could be visible from the UK this weekend
The spectacular phenomenon of the Northern Lights could be visible from the UK on Saturday night, forecasters have claimed.
The news comes amid claims of a ‘solar storm’ that is on course to hit the UK.
The Northern Light show, or the Aurora Borealis as it is sometimes referred, is caused by charged particles from the sun that become trapped in the Earth’s magnetic field. The result is an awe-inspiring dance of colours in the sky, nature’s own emerald green, magenta and turquoise light show.
The Met Office’s Space account tweeted: “CME forecast to arrive late 23rd March following C5 flare from sunspot AR2736. Active-minor geomagnetic storm periods possible with low risk of moderate storms.
“As a result, aurora may be visible in Scotland where cloud breaks. Latest forecast available”
NOAA, an American agency that monitors the atmosphere, said the Northern Lights could be visible as far south as Michigan and Wisconsin in the United States.